Voyager visits a planet with a telepathic race that outlaws negative thoughts. When they arrest B'Elanna for an angry thought released into their society and condemn her to a dangerous neurological procedure, Tuvok uncovers a black market dealing in violent thoughts.
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As soon as B'Elanna was imprisoned, it is surprising Janeway let any of her crew risk a similar fate by spending time on the planet, other than perhaps the Doctor, Tuvok and Seven who can control (or have no) emotions. Neelix even gets into a heated debate with Seven about the Federation's first contact procedures while in the marketplace, and this could easily have released some illegal, negative thoughts. See more
[Tuvok has discovered a black market for violent thoughts on the Mari homeworld
Chief Examiner Nimira
Why would any of my people want to indulge in that kind of behavior?
Captain Kathryn Janeway
Apparently, outlawing violent thought hasn't made it go away. All you've done is force people to share it in back alleys.
It seems you have a somewhat more serious problem than the random thoughts of a single alien.
Star Trek: Voyager - Main Title
Written by Jerry Goldsmith
Performed by Jay Chattaway See more